VideoPad Video Editor Free for Mac

VideoPad Video Editor Free for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.77
  • Total Downloads:
    27,529
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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VideoPad Video Editor Free for Mac lets you quickly add, sequence, edit, and compile video and audio clips into a fully-formatted finished product. You can adjust and preview your film as much as you want, and then export it in a variety of formats.

Pros

Straightforward operations: You can quickly add files to this app via drag and drop. Once you have all the clips you want lined up, you can preview each individually and begin to add them to a Sequence. Each time you add a new clip to a Sequence, a pop-up window will appear asking you where to place the new addition. You can change that placement at any time as you proceed with your work. You can also preview an entire Sequence as many times as you want, until you have everything where you want it.

Transitions and effects: There are plenty of different transitions to choose from to smooth the switch from one clip to the next. To help give your video just the right look and feel, you can also choose to apply any of the many video and audio effects available.

Cons

Below the surface: All basic editing and processing features are quickly and clearly accessible through this app's clearly laid-out interface. If you want to get into some of the more advanced features, though, things get a little more cumbersome and confusing. There is a Help document available, and it covers just about everything you'd need. But it's also not very straightforward or intuitive to navigate, which means you may spend a while searching for the answer to your question.

Bottom Line

VideoPad Video Editor Free for Mac offers a nice set of features and a generally convenient user experience. Anyone trying to access advanced features may not find the process as accommodating as using the more basic functions of the app. But the basic features are probably plenty anyway.

 
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2 stars

"Not as user friendly as Win 7 Version"

May 26, 2014  |  By jkingo

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 3.04

Pros

Good for converting video files that won't play on certain programs, such as Windows Media Player.

Cons

Works completely differently from previous version.

Summary

I hate learning curves. I was very happy with Videopad for Windows 7, but that doesn't work on Win 8. Maybe they improved the program, but I can't use it. I've tried their own video training as well as going on Youtube, but I can't figure it out. Old version was easy: you could drag the video onto its field, click the beginning arrow, click the ending arrow, push the down arrow, then go again until finished. I'm told that isn't the way it's supposed to work, but it did the job for me. Now, you have to be a film editor to make it work. Hey NCH, can't you just release a version that works like the old one, but works on Win 8?

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3 stars

"Good basic editor"

January 28, 2014  |  By JaeisJae

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 3.04

Pros

Easy upload for audio and video files, excellent effects library for transitions, and easy to use as a beginner.

Cons

audio lag when uploading video from webcam, and if fine-tuning is needed, then it is not so easy to use.

Summary

The only reason it gets a three instead of a four-star rating is because the finished product for a project using a webcam came out pixelated, choppy, and out of synch. Otherwise, if using it for basic editing of home videos, it's a good program.

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3 stars

"Not the best..."

May 31, 2013  |  By Coolguy00032

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 3.02

Pros

- Easily joins together bits of video footage or images
- Has a built-in music library, only available when bought

Cons

- Has to individually convert each file, which is very slow and inefficient.
- Sometimes photos will only appear for a split second, then turn black or change to the next slide, no matter what duration has been set.
- Is very slow at everything.
- Preview window is very small and laggy.

Summary

Great for small projects, but large source files take a while to be converted to and from the editor. It hogs most of the CPU, for not much speed, and slideshows are likely to bug out. Once the performance is improved it will be worth re-downloading.

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5 stars

"the best of the free software, period."

April 06, 2013  |  By honestreview1

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 3.02

Pros

it has all the functions i will ever need, including adding filter effects from other developers. many filters compatible with Virtualdub are compatible with this one.

has titler.

good rendering quality in AVI format.

it allows you to choose video and audio codecs, and choose video bitrate and frame size, before saving the movie.

you can add more audio tracks if you wish, and it's very easy to move them forwards or backwards to synchronize them.

Cons

the free version allows you to save in a few formats only, and the most usable one (with good quality of video) is AVI, rendering in WMV results in a very poor quality.

if a video filter is not compatible, the program will crash.

Summary

i read from people all the time that this software doesn't work, but i've been using it for years and you better believe that it works, but it's not perfect. if you use it to render videos in AVI format, it will work perfectly. this is far superior than WMM, it still beats me why it's free.

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3 stars

"Decent; has nice features, but also has bugs"

March 17, 2013  |  By seangonzo

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 3.02

Pros

various effects, easy matching resolution when saving

Cons

problems with saving videos correctly when extensive editing is done

Summary

It's not great. It has its problems but its the best/easiest freeware i have found. have tried many.

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1 stars

"This software is useless!"

February 10, 2013  |  By Oggiwara1

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 3.02

Pros

I can't find any pros.

Cons

It don,t work as promised at all. It find the video files, but is unable to edit.

Summary

This software is waste of time to download. Period!

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1 stars

"Video conversion does not work!"

January 01, 2013  |  By fatman80000

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 2.41

Pros

There are NO GOOD POINTS because it does not work!

Cons

Does not work at all. The video section does not work, which is very bad because the software is supposed to be a video editor.

Summary

Online format conversion might be good in theory but leaves a lot to be desired in practice.

The version I reviewed is 2.41 . If the current version is still 2.41 , DO NOT download it because it will be a waste of your time. Again, this software DOES NOT WORK.

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5 stars

"Wonderful product"

December 05, 2012  |  By zephyr1973

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Ease of use, All required features to create a professional video exist.

Cons

None that I could perceive.

Summary

Good job guys - you rock!!!

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5 stars

"Fantastic! 5 Stars!"

September 30, 2012  |  By ParadignPoint

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Works similar to Windows Movie Maker, which I have been using for about 5 years, but need to stop using because it keeps crashing and is too unreliable. I don't know how I put up with it for this long. I think I am a bit too patient sometimes. Has all the features of WMM, plus some extras like two sound/narration bars, which I think I'll find useful.

Cons

Installed a toolbar (which I didn't want), but in all fairness, that's because I didn't tick the box not to install it. Because I was in a hurry to install. Still hate toolbars though. Other than that, I don't really see any cons just yet. Great little program -- think I'll be upgrading if it hasn't annoyed me by the end of 14 days.

Summary

I am a "Windows Movie Maker" guy, lol. But really, that's all I need/want. Problem is, WMM crashes 90% of the time and really should be tried for crimes against humanity and then burned. I've lost a LOT of work with WMM. I just wanted something similar (that actually "WORKS"). I downloaded a heap of stuff, but I didn't like nothin'. I didn't even try to download anything expensive. I wont use it enough. VideoPad, however, works quite similar to WMM, except it actually WORKS and doesn't crash, freeze or otherwise break down. I was able to intuitively find my way around everything. I think this software is amazing. I will be upgrading (if, after 14 days, I experience no major crashes or similar problems). I have no problem paying for this software. I have downloaded other softwares, but they have limited functionality, and I am not putting money down on something I can't test. So, looks like VideoPad is going to get my money for not annoying me -- and for being reasonable.

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4 stars

"Easy to use and can eddit and combine several clips."

September 30, 2012  |  By huizingathart

 |  Version: VideoPad Free Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Doe's everything that is needed to make good DVD of pictures and movie clips. I haved used this program to assembal and eddit several sporting events.

Cons

Slow to open up.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.77
Major Update
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date October 25, 0014
Date Added November 24, 2014
Version 3.77
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.83MB
File Name vpmfreei.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,529
Downloads Last Week 144
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations N
Price Free

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